Toasted Sister Podcast

Radio about Native American food


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Dude, first of all, this is an award-winning podcast: 

Special News: At the Native American Journalists Association 2021 National Native Media Awards, Toasted Sister Podcast took second place for best beat reporting in podcasting pro division II, and an honorable mention for best feature story in the podcasting pro division II for “E71: Indigenous Farmworkers – Do Your Work No Matter What Other People Say.”  

Good news: Toasted Sister Podcast was named 1 of the Saveur 100! That’s 100 important people, places and things in the culinary world!

Toasted Sister Podcast took first place for general excellence (in the professional division II) in radio and podcasting at the Native American Journalists Association 2019 National Native Media awards.

About this podcast:

After contact, Indigenous foodways and knowledge were devastated, nearly destroyed and replaced with foods that are far from the people. So today, I’m talking to Native chefs and foodies about what Indigenous cuisine is, where it comes from, where it’s headed and how it’s used to connect them and their communities to their origins and traditions.

This podcast is hosted by me, Andi Murphy. I started the Toasted Sister Podcast in January 2017 and talked with dozens of Indigenous people across the country about food. This is an award-winning podcast. It got first place for general excellence (in the professional division II) in radio and podcasting at the Native American Journalists Association 2019 National Native Media awards.

About Andi Murphy: 

I’m Navajo from Crownpoint, N.M. and I live in Albuquerque. I am the producer for Native America Calling, a national show about Native issues and topics, and the 2021-2022 Civil Eats Indigenous Foodways fellow. If I’m not producing, podcasting or doing Civil Eats writing and photography, I’m cooking and challenging myself in the kitchen and giving my boys (tabby cats named Carrot and Lucifur) the best life.

Since February 2019, I started accepting bookings for talks and panel discussions about Indigenous food, and a handful of cooking demonstrations. If you need my voice for an event, feel free to contact me.

I’m on Linkedin.


This podcast is affiliated with Native Voice One. The intro and outro music was created for Toasted Sister by CW Ayon (Cheyenne) of Las Cruces, New Mexico. I specifically asked CW for his contribution because his music reminds me of the time I fell in love with food in Las Cruces. I was a food writer and photographer there for a few years so CW’s blues became my foodie theme music. Check out his website and music

Logo and illustrations, including Corn Man, Celery Sam, Blessed Mary and Sunflower Man are hand drawn by me. Promotional and food photography for Toasted Sister is also by me. Do not use any of these without my permission.

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Media: Send me a message via the contact page. I promise, it’s me on the other end.


Mentioned in the media:

Eating While Indigenous…” — The Kitchen, November 2021 

Part Two: Food’s pathway to the past and the present,” — Sourced, March 2021

One of the biggest podcasts out there” — Monica Braine of Native America Calling, December 2020 

Its title is a nod to the rock band Twisted Sister and, like Murphy’s taste for all-black clothing, doubles down on her bodacious point of view. ” — New Mexico Magazine, June 2020

Best Food Podcasts 2020: Food and Cooking Shows

— The Daily Meal, May 2020

The 14 Best Food Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

— PureWow, April 2020

Five Best Podcasts About Your Food

— Discover Pods, March 2020

Podmass 3/30/20 that week’s best episodes via A.V. Club

There’s literally no other food podcast out there highlighting Indigenous folks and foods — making this a must-listen for anyone looking to finally try the real foods of the Americas. And that makes this podcast a game-changer.” — Uproxx

“Podcasts to Queue for Your 2020 Playlist”

— Cowboys and Indians magazine

“Adding Indigenous Ingredients to the Thanksgiving Table” segment in WYNC “The Takeaway”

These days, Thanksgiving is at my house and I won’t allow tacky fall colors or Pilgrims in my home.” — Uproxx

Ep. 239: Andi Murphy – Reconnecting With Native Foods on the “Woman of Size” podcast. Nov. 25, 2019

27: Navajo Food Sovereignty with Andi Murphy on the “One To Grow On” Podcast. NOv. 19, 2019

Ep – 072 – Tastes Like Rain on the Something About Food? podcast. Aug. 26, 2019

Donning a black apron, Andi Murphy, a Native of Crownpoint, prepared delicious meals for a packed room at Navajo Technical University Friday.” — Gallup Independent, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019

Her (Andi) message of sustainability and advocacy was furthered in her first food demonstration on Friday to students and community members at Navajo Technical University.” — Farmington Daily Times

Andi Murphy produces and hosts ‘Toasted Sister,’ a fantastic podcast about indigenous food.” — New York Times

‘It’s the reason we live,’ says Andi Murphy on the relationship between indigenous communities and their food.” — The New Food Economy

Toasted Sister sounds about as clean and professional as any high-budget Radiolab segment. I’m not just being nice—go listen, you can tell that this was done by a professional.” — Alibi

Murphy’s work is part of a wider trend among young people to share Native food culture.” — Civil Eats

You can get ahead of the curve by subscribing to Diné podcaster Andi Murphy’s Toasted Sister Podcast.” — Uproxx

I’m a faithful listener to Toasted Sister, I read Murphy’s journalism, and I’ve been following Yazzie’s work, with The Sioux Chef and as Yazzie The Chef, for the last few years.” — Cowboys & Indians

Murphy created the podcast as a way to give a platform to a wide-ranging and diverse Native food movement that often gets misrepresented or labeled as a trend, despite its ancient existence.” — Remezcla

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